Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide

Sleep Aids

Paul M. Kim, M.D., Ph.D., Megan Jensen, Pharm.D.
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DEFINITION

  • Insomnia is described as a subjective complaint of difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, and/or experiencing restorative sleep that results in daytime impairment[1].
  • Sleep aids are class of drug used to treat insomnia short-term.

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Last updated: December 5, 2014